Federal Unclaimed Funds are funds held by the court for an owner or recipient who is entitled to the money, but who has failed to claim ownership of it. Unclaimed funds may arise out of a variety of circumstances. For example, delivery of a payment may not be possible because of incorrect or incomplete address information for the recipient. The U.S. Courts, as custodians of these funds, have established policies and procedures for holding, safeguarding, and accounting for these funds.
Review the Unclaimed Funds Ledger to see if you are due to receive any funds from this court. If you are due unclaimed funds, follow the requirements below. For questions regarding unclaimed funds, contact the court's Finance department at (713) 250-5875.
|Requirements for Claiming Funds|
2. The Certificate of Service must show that notice of the application has been given to the United States Attorney, United States Trustee and any other party who may have an interest in the funds pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 2042. (See addresses listed below.)
3. Submit proposed Order for Payment of Unclaimed Funds
4. Submit specific claimant entity requirements as specified below:
5. Submit completed W-9 Form
Individual claimant (without representation):
b. Include legible copies of supporting documents establishing the address of record at time of the bankruptcy case (a copy of proof of claim, correspondence from the court, tax forms, telephone or other utility bill).
c. If claiming on behalf of a deceased party, please include a copy of:
Claimant represented by funds locator:
Submit original Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds and Certificate of Service, Proposed Order for Payment of Unclaimed Funds, Completed W-9, and specific claimant entity requirements to the following address:
United States District Court
Claimants must serve a copy all documents to the two additional government agencies listed below:
Notice must also be served to any other party who may have an interest in the Funds.